Getting a Visa AU
A Working Holiday Visa for Australia (subclass 417) is ideal for young people who want to travel and work in Australia for up to a year. If you're between 18 and 31 and hold a passport from an eligible country, you're able to apply for an Australian Working Holiday visa. Alternatively a Work and Holiday Visa (subclass 462) might be appropriate if you're from other eligible countries
Getting a Visa AU
There are 2 main types of Australia Visa. A "Working Holiday Visa" and a "Tourist Visa". People from certain countries are not eligible for a Working Holiday Visa (subclass 417), however they may be eligible for "a Work & Holiday Visa" (subclass 462). Details of these Visas can be found below. Please ensure you verify the latest valid visa information for your country of citizenship with Australian Immigration.
Working Holiday Visa (subclass 417)
If you are a resident in one of the countries listed below you are able to apply for a Working Holiday Visa for Australia:
Belgium, Canada, Republic of Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China (including British National Overseas passport holders), Republic of Ireland, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom.
You have 12 months to activate your visa from the date that the visa is granted. You activate your visa once you pass through Australian Immigration.
This Australia Visa allows you to:
In order to obtain an Working Holiday Visa Australia you must:
Cost of a Working Holiday Visa (subclass 417): from AU$440 (credit card fees and non-internet applications will increase the cost)
Work & Holiday Visa Australia (subclass 462)
A Work & Holiday Visa entitles you to work and travel in Australia for up to 12 months. You can apply for a Work & Holiday visa if you hold a passport from one of the following countries:
Argentina, Bangladesh, Chile, China, People's Republic of, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Peru, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, USA, Uruguay, Vietnam
US applicants can apply electronically while other nationals must make a paper application.
A Work & Holiday Visa allows you to:
In order to obtain a Work & Holiday Visa you must:
You have 12 months to activate your visa from the date that the visa is granted. You can activate your visa once you pass through Australian Immigration
Cost of a Work & Holiday Visa (subclass 462): from AU$440 (credit card fees and non-internet applications will increase the cost)
Second Australia Visa
Currently you are able to apply for a second Working Holiday Visa for Australia or extend the visa you hold currently.
In order to obtain a second Visa you must:
Tourist Visa Australia
The Tourist Visa is for people who want to come to Australia to visit family & friends or attend business meetings and conferences.
Depending on your passport, you can apply for either an e-visitor visa or an ETA visa.